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Calendar. 11.10.09.

The Lay of the Land, 2009, by Michael Vasquez. (Image courtesy of Fredric Snitzer.)

  • In Miami: Michael Vasquez at Fred Snitzer, opens Nov. 14.
  • In Miami: Raymond Pettibon, Repeater Pencil, and Silvy Flury, Girls Just Wanna…, at World Class Boxing, opens Nov. 14.
  • In Durham, N.C.: Andy Warhol: Polaroids at the Nasher Museum at Duke Unversity, opens Thursday.
  • In NYC: A Hounding Obession, with Darkcloud, Gore-B, Armer and Deeker, at Factory Fresh, opens Nov. 13.
  • In NYC: Alias: Man Ray at the Jewish Museum, opens Nov. 15.
  • In NYC: The Map As Art at Christopher Henry, through Jan. 10.
  • In Boston: Strange Loops at Boston Center of the Arts, with Fred Muram, Karen Schiff, John Schultz and many others, through Jan. 3. (There will be gallery talks on Dec. 9 and 16 at 6:00 p.m.).
  • In Chicago: Zoe Strauss lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the exhibition, On the Scene, on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.
  • In Chicago: Learning Modern at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, through Jan. 26.
  • In Seattle: Ken Kelly, Painting, at Howard House, through Nov. 28.
  • In Seattle: SuttonBeresCuller at Lawrimore Projeect, through Dec. 19.
  • In Portland, Ore.: Jesse Sugarmann, Street Hassle, at Ditch Projects, through Nov. 28.
  • In San Francisco: Tom Rusotti and the Institute of Aesthletics at The Lab, through Nov. 21.
  • In San Pedro, Calif.: Betsy Lohrer Hall and Yong Sin, Plain and Simple, at Angels Gate, through Jan. 3.
  • In London: The Thousands at Village Underground, opens Nov. 18.

You’ve got until midnight on Nov. 14 to submit art for Framing AIDS in Queens.


Photo: Lia Halloran at Mark Moore in Santa Monica.

San Pedro, Self-Built, 2008, c-print by Lia Halloran. (Courtesy of Mark Moore Gallery.)

A couple of years back, when I was a not-so-young scrub at Time, I had the opportunity to work on an article about skatepark design with Richard Lacayo. In reporting the story, the designers we spoke with talked a lot about “lines.” Not just the lines of their designs, but the lines that skaters take as they carve their way through a half pipe or bowl. Being a non-skater, I was left to imagine these possible trajectories. Not anymore.

Last week, I stumbled into the photographs of Lia Halloran at Mark Moore in Santa Monica. Halloran takes long exposure pictures of herself working her way through a variety of parks at night, with a flashlight or some other light source strapped on. No need to imagine lines here. They’re etched in light, right into the photo. It was an incredible way to see these concrete monuments come to life. Above is a shot from the skater-built park under the 110 Freeway in San Pedro, south of L.A.

The photos at Mark Moore are on display as part of the group show Ultrasonic International, through October 25th. If you’re in Miami, some of her photos just went on display at Fredric Snitzer, and they’ll be up through November 10th. You can see many more pix on her website, here. (Though it’s no replacement for seeing them live.)